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Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
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Aug 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
hezbollah stronghold in lebanon's capital beirut. the explosion killed more than 20 people. >>> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon is urging the syrian government to let inspectors thoroughly investigate the latest allegations regarding the use of chemical weapons. opposition leaders in the country say government forces targeted their towns with poison gas. ban is taking the accusation seriously. >> any use of chemical weapons anywhere by anybody under any circumstances would violate international law. such a crime against humanity should result in serious consequences for the perpetrator. >> opposition leaders say forces loyal to president bashar al assad fired rockets loaded with chemical weapons at their stronghold in a suburb of damascus. they say the attack killed hundreds of people. government officials say the claims are absolutely baseless. u.n. inspectors are already in syria to look into previous incidents of alleged chemical weapons use. but the assad administration hasn't allowed them to investigate the latest case. ban ki-moon has instructed top u.n. disarmament officia
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to make remarks about his decision-making process on syria. >> u.n. chemical weapons inspectors brief leaders on their findings in syria just returning from damascus. >>> president obama is about to make a statement from the white house regarding syria. the president's address will take place as he decides what action to take against syria following last week's chemicals weapons attack against civilians in a damascus suburb. let's go to paul who joins us live from washington. paul, what can we expect the president to say? >> reporter: what we've learned is this is not an announcement that an attack on syria is imminent. it's important to emphasize he won't come out and announce an attack is imminent. what he is going to talk about is talk about his decision-making process, what's been going on about the intelligence, about his consultations with congress, perhaps, consultations with allies. again, it's about his decision-making process toward any potential action in syria. >> so basically i guess it's safe to say what we heard yesterday from secretary of state kerry was a setup
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
ground is a successful one, and our forces are making progress from answerl sides. >> 20 u.n. experts arrived in damascus to investigate previous reports of chemical weapon usage. rebel forces have been accused of using toxic gas. activists are now urging the u.n. team to investigate the latest incident. but in the last two years in syria there have been many claims and countered claims on the subject of chemical weapons. it means that people may never know the exact truth of what happened, or how these people were killed. al jazeera. >> well, earlier the military chief of the free syrian army spoke to al jazeera. over a thousand people have died in the attack. >> the criminal regime committed a master at dawn using chemical weapons in ground-to-ground missiles which, and it led to is thousand 6 martyrs and hundreds more injured. many of them including women and children, are in critical condition. >> well, the u.n. security council emergency meeting on syria is due to start in under an hour. we're at the u.n. headquarters and we'll go there shortly, but first to patty in washington,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
chemical weapons attack by the assad regime. the u.n. envoy suggests that a chemical weapon was used. the chorus of other international voices weigh in. british prime minister david cameron drafted a resolution on syria to be presented to the u.n. security council today. all members of u.n. security council especially russia are urged to back the resolution. russia warns against a strike, saying any intervention without a resolution would have "catastrophic consequences." iran has also weighed in, lawmakers issuing tacker warnings to the u.s. and allies saying war with syria would lead to retaliation on israel fanned by the flames of outrage. >> the u.s. is a driving force for an any intervention. we're hearing a decision could be made any day now. what's the latest? >> the official line is that the president is still consulting with top members of his cabinet, top security advisers. members of congress are being called, allies overseas culted. it's taken on animated tical and almost ritualistic approach as the president and white house try to build the case in public and build that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
>> welcome to al-jazeera, i'm del walters. syria gives the okay for u.n. weapons inspectors to look at the site of the chemical attacks. battle wildfires out west. >> syria will allow u.n. weapons inspectors to the site of the chemical weapons attack. the u.n. will begin those inspections tomorrow. syria has declared a ceasefire to allow the inspectors a safe passage to the sites. this seems to be a case of he said-she said. how will the weapons inspectors be able to ferret this out? >> well, they will be allowed to get a good amount of work done. russia and iran told them they had to let the inspectors in, then syria backed down and said yes, they would allow the u.n. inspectors to go back inside syria. if everything goes as planned, we could know as early as tomorrow afternoon who is responsible for this attack. as long as the attacks are seized on the ground, they will be allowed to figure out in the next 24 hours to get the work done and determine who was using the chemical weapons. >> we are seeing some items there, things that would be used in a chemical attack. are they confi
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-- >>> welcome to "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. u.n. inspectors are packing up their equipment and preparing to fly out of syria. they've finished gathering evidence on the use of chemical weapons. the experts have spent four days collecting samples and interviewing hospital staff. they were looking into allegations president bashar al assad's troops used chemical weapons last week. several hundred people are believed dead from the attack. the inspectors will now send material for laboratory analysis, then they'll report to u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. syrian state tv has reported foreign minister walid al-moallem spoke over the phone with tun chief. he said syrian leaders would reject the report if they judge it incomplete. u.s. president barack obama says he has not made a final decision on how to respond to the chemical attack. obama said the syrian military's use of chemical weapons poses a security threat to the united states. he said he's considering a limited narrow military action but will not send ground forces. >> part of our obligation as a leader in
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 6:30pm PDT
be interesting for timeframe. he said there was nothing to gain from the u.n. report, because the u.n. doesn't have the mandate to make a connection to who did chemical attacks. that might be an indication that the americans want to act before this report is published. >> max hoffman in washington, thank you for that. president obama was speaking the day after david cameron's attempt to get approval for military action in syria. >> the u.s. has support from france, who says it is per pair to go ahead with possible airstrikes. president francois hollande said that the chemical massacre should not go unpunished. >> inspectors are in the final stages of completing their mission in syria. >> some of the u.n. inspectors have already headed off. the last of the team is not expected to leave until saturday. the sample for have gathered will be analyzed in european labs -- samples they have gathered will be analyzed in european labs. turkey says it is already convinced who was behind the poison asset tax last week. >> -- gsa tt -- gas attack last week. >> there is no doubt that the regime
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. u.n. inspectors on the ground and under fire in syria. they're there investigating claims of chemical weapons attack. >>> a jury of combat veterans will be determining the fate of a fort hood killer. >>> and wildfires burning out of control in california. [♪ music ] >> al jazeera has just learned that u.s. secretary of state john kerry is going to be speaking about an hour from now. he is expected to be talking about serious civil war. we'll bring live coverage right here as those remarks are made. >>> now we turn to syria where inspectors are on route to investigate a chemical weapons attack, and were shot at by a sniper. they were on road to the suburb of damascus when they were attacked. they were able to continue on in another vehicle. the u.n. said they were confident they would get any evidence despite it's a week's passing since that attack. we have more on the inspectors and the attack. >> reporter: united nations' chemical weapons investigators leave their damascus hotel to inspect the site of last week's attack. but an u.n. spokesperson said unidentified snipers d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm EDT
again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know. and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism through any action through the u.n. security council the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. let me be clear, we will continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly, talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our values and our interests. now, we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am a too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about. history would judge us all extroardinar illy harshly if we turn a blind eye to use of wepons o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: for two and a half years the u.n. security council has been divided on syria. now one more try by the british to get military reaction. but away from the chamber down the corridor the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the council, the u.s. u.k. france, china and russia. there has been no comment. the western allies may have no option but to go ahead with military strikes without u.n. authorization but the special representatives was clear when asked about the legality of that. >> i do know that president obama and the american administration are not known to be trigger happy. what they will decide, i don't know. but certainly international law is very clear that security council has to be brought in. >> reporter: he's not the only u.n. official potentially causing problems for western military planners. u.n. weapons inspectors continue their work taking evidence and samples of the site of the chemical attacks, and no less a figure than the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon i pleading r them to complete their mission. >> the time needs time to do its job. he
PBS
Aug 31, 2013 2:00am PDT
strike syria even for this weapons violation unless there's a u.n. authorization or it's in self defense. u.n. authorization is not going to come because russia will the self defense, we can't argue self defense because there were no americans nothing and there is under international law that allows collective self defense who wereferent people attacked by their own government so there are people who say we change international law to allow for the responsibility doesn't exist it yet. >> that's why john kerry said -- threate's a throat to israel, turkey, jordan, that is a threat beyond his own borders. gwen: the president has said be a threat to us, could be. >> that's a critical element, be he made the point in the interview with you and also today, he's trying to tell the yes, this isle, bad, this is a humanitarian crisis but i'm not doing it just for that. for you, i'm doing it for us as a country and that's a critical distinction he drive home. gwen: because he doesn't think there's a moral case to be made persuasive? >> he knows there's a moral case not's persuasive but that's law.
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
in syria? u.n. inspectors on the ground as the u.s. considers strikes and moscow counsels restraint. >> in china, party leaders urge a heavy hand in deciding the fate of bo xilai. >> and a blast from the past as justin timberlake dominates the mtv music awards last night. >> you when chemical weapons inspectors have interviewed and taken blood samples from the end of last week realm apparent gas attack in syria. he did so in the rebel held part of damascus where they came under fire from snipers. >> the u.s. and allies have been meeting in jordan for what could the a council of war against syria. but china, russia, and countries like brazil are lobbying against military action. >> vladimir putin has told david cameron that the west has failed to provide proof that the asad regime used chemical weapons in the attack. >> the syrian opposition says this is one of two areas where as many as 1300 people were killed in chemical attacks last week. after intense international pressure, syria has granted access to the crowd -- to the site. russian media published an interview with the syrian
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm EDT
said any intervention would require an u.n. mandate. they're not saying that now. they're arguing that they don't have to go to the u.n. >> thanks, patty. well, syria is denying that it has any involvement in last we week's suspected chemical attack. the government said it will use all means necessary to defend itself from outside intervention. we'll have more response, but first we have more on the problems facing u.n. inspectors inside syria. syria's response to the threat of foreign military intervention is one of the finest. the international community needs to find another reason. >> we are all hearing the drums of war around us. if they want to launch a war on syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapon is fragile. it is a false pretext. >> i totally deny that we used chemical weapons and those who claim to be in position of evidence i challenge them to layout before the eyes of the public opinion. >> intervention would only benefit al-qaida and israel. >> if a military strike is hallelujahed it woul--it would e to benefit israel's benefit. >> if they think that the milita
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
the border means resources are stretched. this is a mammoth operation. the u.n. are registering between 25 and 50 tents a day. put it is a slow process and there are some people who haven't been given tents yet. but they sleep outdoors. the u.n. agency say they are in sprit need of assistance. >> after that provision of food, winter is around the corner, we also have to think i in advancef winter eyation. >> how long it will be here for is unknown. serious conflict drags on and the spillover into the region is clear for all to see. and that's right. you've seen what the conditions are like for this camp behind me. but there are a number of camps. a lot of them set up like this in any empty space they can find. this for the moment is far from an ideal situation but the refugees we have been speaking to are relieved. if they are here a year, year and a half, that relief is going to turn into frustration, the kurdish national government believes long term there is a real challenge. >>> thank you. >> prime minister kevin rud and opposition leader tony abbott answer, both leaders pro
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera. these are the stories we're working on at this hour. u.n. weapons inspectors are on the ground and under fire in syria. they're there to examine claims of chemical weapon attacks. >>> ash falling like snowflakes from a fire burning out of control in california. >> snipers attacked a group of u.n. inspectors in syria today. the incident forced them to turn away from the site. they were shot at by unidentified gunmen fortunately, no one was hurt. what you're looking at here is amateur video that pore ports to show the u.n. team visiting the victims of that suspected chemical weapons attack. ankle's david jackson has been watching the event in syria from beirut, david, what can you tell us about the u.n. inspection going forward after that attack this morning? >> reporter: well, the u.n. inspectors have gone forward from that attack as you mentioned. and yes, they were shooting apparently at the lead vehicle, trying to put it out of commission, which they did do. they are in damascus, to the west side of the city. they've taken blood samples from the s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am EDT
denied that it used chemical weapons but it has also refused a team of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors access and opposition activists say that a number of people who gave medical help to victims have subsequently died. chemical weapons experts say that evidence such as this could point to the possible use of a nerve agent. >> by looking at the videos, you can tell that some victims are suffering from asphyxiation and they do not have external wounds and so it is consistent with the use of a chemical agent but unless someone can get samples it will be difficult to say what happened. >> reporter: the longer that u.n. inspectors are kept out, the harder it is to gather evidence and to prove what killed these people and who was responsible for the attack. >>> one brigadier general a former deputy director of plans and strategy with u.s. central command and says that while the syrian government might have the missile no-how, chemical bombs could have been made by either side. >> they may be the only ones with the access to the missile technology that might be discovered at this
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
what's coming up on the show. the u.n. says its inspectors should be allowed to complete their mission in syria before any us-led attack. >> britain wants the un security council to approve military action but says talks could take several days more. >> the united states marks 50 years since martin luther king's famous speech. >> the un's secretary-general is calling on the u.s. am a britain, and france to live weapons inspectors more time to do their work in syria. after discussions today, russia called the british initiative premature. >> the u.s. says it has intercepted communications that prove the assad government was behind a chemical attack. but the syrian ambassador to the united nations denies the charges and says the u.n. inspection will prove it was in fact rebels who launched gas attacks. >> meanwhile, people in damascus are stocking up on supplies out of fears that any u.s. attack would hit civilian areas. >> the u.n. inspectors have resumed their work in a damascus suburb, determining if chemical weapons were used in an attack last week. u.n. and arab league speci
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the syrian government's killed more than 1,400 people in a chemical weapons attack. the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are finishing their work but won't reveal their findings until a full analysis is carried out. >> violence in egypt as people are tear gassed during protests against the military. >> i'm in london with some of the rest of today's news including a banned group providing relief to pakistan's flood victims. >> the world's biggest germ is discovered in greenland, deep beneath the ice. >> before the first time the u.s. government has laid awesome details of what it knows about the chemical attack on august 21 near the syrian capitol and blames the syrian government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said 141,400 people were killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. even the first responders, the doctors, nurses and medics who tried to save them, they became victims
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
emergency meeting of the permanent members of the u.n. security council has been called over action over syria. >>> barbara is in london as western powers weigh up options for possible strikes on syria. >> it's not about invading other regime change. >> britain's prime minister defends the case for military action. >>> another leader from the muslim brotherhood's political party is arrested in egypt. the barrier keeping the water back, a special report from the flooded chinese region. >>> eight years after hurricane katarina we visit new orleans and nose instrumental in rebuilding the city. >>> we start off with the latest on syria. in the next half hour permanent members of the u.n. security council will be gathering for an urge the meeting called by russia. they will discuss what action, if any, to take against syria over condemn wall weapon attacks on civilians. military jets and other hardware are being positioned in the mediterranean and british politicians are debating whether to take part in any action in the country. inside syria the president has appeared on state tv. assad says
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
not leave the u.n. out of it. but they are ready to go with some allies. the u.k. -- britain was on board, but it looks like they are reacting tonight and saying, look, let's wait for the u.n. weapons inspectors report. we got into trouble for not listening to the u.n. in iraq. a long legacy there. the u.s. will have to have a choice in the next few days about whether to go quickly or whether to wait for allies. >> thank you so much. the five permanent members of the united nations security council have been holding talks on a british-backed resolution that could allow military action in syria. that concluded with no signs of a vote. continuing talks are expected to meet further questions from russia and china, who strongly oppose military strikes. syria's representative to the u.s. -- u.n. said his country is in a state of war. >> in a surprise appearance, syria's u.n. envoy lashed out of the u.k.'s attempt to bring a new resolution to the security council. >> there is no consensus in the council on any draft resolution, whether it is british, french, or american. because members o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 9:00am EDT
in doha. these are the main stories this hour. u.n. weapons inspectors leave damascus after examining the sites of suspected chemical weapons attacks. vladimir putin sdmandz to see evidence that chemical weapons were sgloid. >> as for the position of our american colleagues and friends who say they have evidence, let them present it to the u.n. inspectors and the u.n. security counsel. >> in india, rape trial, convicted of the fatal gang-rape of the woman who sponsored nationwide uproar. >>> a new technique that let's you see and feel the grand masters. >>> russia's president has criticized the u.s. threat of strikes against syria. vladimir putin says the allegation is utter nonsense. he said using military force against it would be unacceptable and violate international law. >> common sense speaks for itself. the syrian government forces are advancing. in some region options, they have circled the rebels. giving a card to those who call for intervention is utterly nonsense. it does not fit any logic. i am convinced it is just a provocation by those who want to pull other countries in
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
wouldn't say there's a sense of panic, but clear apprehensi n apprehension. the u.n. weapons inspectors left, they're now in the netherlands. america has released its intelligence dossier. i think people here can also read the signs, the signal, that could mean, all of that means an attack is imminent. people have been stockpiling food. i was add a bread shop this afternoon. government owned bakeries are going to be open 24 hours a day. people are really worried about the risks involved to them. there could be no matter how technologically advanced america is, there might be a missile that would hit a chemical weapons depo and spread poisoned gas across the city. so, people definitely worried and braced. >> is there any clear indication, assuming this is a significant military strike and u.s. officials are making it clear it will happen sooner rather than later, is there an indication of how the syrian government of president assad and his military commanders as well as their allies in hezbollah, lebanon and the iranian might respond? >> well, the only statement that the government has
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
cameron could push ahead with military involvement in an intervention. >> we're looking at u.n. security council it was the british who were bringing forth this further motion that david cameron said could potentially lead to military action if he deemed it necessary. any strategy seems to be in disarray from the british-u.s. side. >> it's worth noting that britain was leading calls for intervention in syria for a while up to this point. i spoke to american colleagues who said it was william hague who harass really driving the agenda in washington. and britain has led oh far on this issue has now had to set back. it will be very difficult for president obama who was leading from behind. how can they lead from behind if no one was in front of them. until now, britain played that roll. >> just quickly, jeremy, do you think the mps based their opinion from the streets that any intervention would have been very unpopular. >> if you look at the polling, indeed. knew as we're looking at a much more restrained intervention in syria the level was a third at most, and a lot of them cons
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 3:00am EDT
♪ ♪ >>> syria allows u.n. inspectors in to investigate the use of chemical weapons as the west reviews its military options. >>> hello. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead disgraced chinese politician bo accusing his former aid of sexual misconduct. >>> firefighters in california struggling to contain one of the worst wildfires in the history of the state. >>> are you suffering from a phobia which is a fear of being without your mobile phone? >>> western powers are weighing options for military operations in syria, this coming following an alleged chemical weapons attack on a damascus suburb. the president of syria has warned the u.s.a. to stay away, saying that it faces failure if it is to strike syria and assad dismissed allegations that his regime used chemical weapons. assad has allowed u.n. weapons inspectors to travel to the site of the attack but many say that now it is too late to gather evidence. more now from washington. >> reporter: u.n. weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside of d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
is confirmed that the syrian government used chemical weapons. the u.n. condemned the alleged attack that reports say killed more than a thousand people. >>> we are very concerned about the reports that chemical weapons are alleged to have been deployed near damascus. these reports are serious and should it be true, it would be a monstrosity. >> jackie roland is live in paris for us. what exactly did the french foreign minister say? >> well, the french foreign minister said if these allegations were proven to be true, it would be an absolute carnage and there needs to be an international condemnation. he went on to clarify. he said there was no question of sernding force -- sending forces onto the ground in sierra yar. -- syria. he said then decisions would be taken in another way. he said it was possible that the french could react with, for example, the british and the americans, he said. at any rate he said if these allegations were proven to be true they needed to be what he described as a forceful reaction. now we've been trying to get further clarification from the french forei
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
chiefs to hold off carrying out any strike. u.n. secretary-general moon says weapons inspectors will leave syria on saturday, and must be allowed to complete their work. obama says the aim of any military action would be to deter future chemical weapons attacks. >> if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we were saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> domestic political pressure forced the british government to delay plans for a quick vote in parliament authorizing military action in syria. a final vote will now not be held until after the u.n. weapons inspectors report, and that report isn't expected for at least four days, which will delay any u.k. decision to get involved. >> we're determine
LINKTV
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
less. in south sudan. >> demonstrators have thrown rocks at u.n. peacekeepers. the police responded with tear gas. the protesters say they are confused over a disarmament item made from things. >> these people have been trying to block a main road in the democratic congo. they are angry at the u.n. they say peace keepers should fight rebels who are just outside the city. >> the u.n. came theory defend the congolese but they need to say if they are with us or the rebts. >> the u.n. convoy has reached a roadblock. it's tense. there was confusion this week when the u.n. issued a some meant the peace keepers would be addressing others but it's tom kom and gone. some people throw rofpblgts the peacekeeper fires in the air to disperse the crowd. and the police fire tear goose clear the road and the convoy passes. >> >> a lot of people here feel like they have been constantly exploited by foreigners. are of congo's minerals being mind and now the u.n. with its foreign staff threw it in action. that's actually exploiting them too. > but the u.n. says lit secure areas one area at a time. >>
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
. obviously the u.n. weapons inspectors have wrapped up their work. they are waiting here inside the white house for that to finish before any potential military operation could begin. number one. number two, as you have been -- saying, there were more briefings here today at the white house via conference call. where you had top national security officials, adviser to the president, here, briefing there conference calls, senate democrats, senate republicans, told by the congressional senior congressional producer, that house members are going to get a briefing as well from the national security aide sunday. we are told, of course, the arab league is expected to meet on sunday as well. just putting all the pieces together, we are going hear from the president to let him say what he is going to say. but -- since the white house official is saying that the president is giving an update on where we are, he could be saying that as he's briefing, consulting with congress, waiting to hear from the arab league, he's carefully going through this. he wanted to do things multi-laterally, not o
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
thought is with the u.n. team out, the window is now open for a possible u.s. military strike. >> this video, cnn exclusive, the chief inspector, angela cane, flew straight to new york to brief u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon today. sources tell cnn results of the chemical weapons, at least the full report, the chemical weapons test, may not be available for a week. now, we've also learned that president obama will lay out his plans for a syria strike to republican and democratic senators today, and russia's president, vladimir putin today, called the u.s. moves on syria a provocation or at least he said there was a provocation on the part of the opposition. >> that's right. >> these use of chemical weapons. he says if the u.s. has proof of a chemical weapons attack, then it should take it to the u.n. >> so there's a lot of attention right now focused on those u.n. inspectors today regardless of what they found on the ground in syria. secretary of state john kerry indicating the u.s. will act without a u.n. mandate if it comes to that. >> by the definition of their own mand
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
unrepentant murderer. >> a convicted felon receives a death sentence. >>> u.n.'s leader asks for more time for inspections and diplomas. diplomacy. the 50s anniversary of the march on washington brought out some of the biggest names in politics and the civil righting movement. tengz of thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial, congressman john lewis, the only living person who spoke 50 years ago was there. keynote speaker president obama. >> march 50 years ago was not merely how many blacks could join the ranks of millionaires, it was whether this country would admit all people who were willing to work hard regardless of race into the ranks of a middle class life. >> mike viquera joins us. there was forrest whittaker, oprah winfrey was there, i'm curious who the crowd responded to most. >> you know tony it was an extraordinary day, it was renewal, celebration and commemoration. a lot of people who were talented public speakers really moved the crowd. and i gt to mention there was music that was extraordinary. it was a rainy day, drizzled off and own. partnered the cliche it didn't dampen the
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am EDT
helm for at the bank of england. good morning to you. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon is delivering a speech from the hague to mark the 100th anniversary of the u.n. peace palace. reports that u.s. and allies are preparing for a potential attack. we'll keep our eyes on that. also coming up on today's show, we'll be out in berlin in a few minutes. we'll hear from a senior met of the social democratic party after angela merkel says greece should never have joined the euro. blamed her spd predecessor gerhard schrader for the mistake. have the gloves come off on the german campaign trail? our latest offering of south korea is an exclusive interview with ceo of samsung. why they're betting big on wearable technology. and tune in at 10:40, we'll learn how the french government plans to plug a euro deficit. at 11:05 cet we'll set aside some brazil and be joined by a guest who says the country's central bank could hike rates as they struggle with a weakening currency and imported inflation. jpmorgan's list of legal challenges gets longer. we'll get the details from new york at 11:45. all th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
with him, i know. he is a potsological liar. >> a stark warning, and this morning, gunshots force u.n. investigators to return to damascus as their convoy is destroyed before they begin their search for chemical weapons in syria. >> crews fighting fires at yosemite national park. >> i don't think a sign will stop a bully or a fight. >> students in chicago heading back to school this morning, just months after dozens of schools there are shut down. >> he has admitted to the massacre of 13 people at fort hood texas. now a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. offici
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
could come before the u.n. inspectors have done their job? >> i called this house to debate issues that are absolutely vital. it is this house that will decide what steps we next take if you agree to the motion i have sat down. no action can be taken until we have heard from the u.n. weapons inspectors and before there has been another vote in this house. those are the conditions that we, the british government, the british parliament, are setting. let's we -- let me make a more progress and i will take interventions. this deep public cynicism makes it a particular responsibility on me as a prime minister. that is why i wanted parliament recalled. i wanted this debate to bring the country together and not divide it. i included in the government motion all the issues i could that were raised by the leader of the opposition and by many colleagues on all sides of the house because i want us to try to have the greatest possible unity on this issue. i read the opposition motion carefully. it has much to commend it. the importance of the process to the united nations. quite right. i beli
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
make a remark on the situation in in syria. his comments come after u.n. investigators completed an inspection of chemical weapons attacks today in and around damascus. the u.n. saying investigators interviewing survivors and doctors and collecting samples before returning to their hotel, but not until after there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and britain has come out foursquare behind some punishment. noy matter how you want to phrase tfrance has a s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
government now calling on the u.n. to investigate chemical weapons on syrian army soldiers. syrian ambassadors gathering in new york to discuss potential military intervention there. meanwhile u.n. chemical inspectors continue their investigation into the august 21st attack i in a suburb of damascus. prime minister david cameron calling for meetings. >>> joining us now for the latest diplomat i can updates. do we now know what was on the draft resolution on the part of the british government? >> we don't. no one is leaking over this. normally there are a few leaks, but on this occasion we really don't know what is in this document. to be clear there was a meeting in the side room involving the five permanent security council. the united kingdom, the united states, france, russia, and china. there was also a meeting taking place, and i it's still going on at the u.n. involving haiti. after either of those meetings they could have come out and spoken to the press, but they did not. unless they can find some form of words, which they've been unable to come up with so far, then russia
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm PDT
. gwen: but in syria, at least, means turning to the u.n. rather than the u.s., alexis? >> that's right. we heard from the president today in the interview and certainly from the white house this week was an effort to try to the united nations and united states allies abroad work on both the investigation of what happened with the alleged chemical attacks but also to try to apply pressure on the situation to try to assess where things go from here. the white heard at house earlier this week was, oh, let's take a long pause and try the facts arewhat on the ground and let the u.n. inspectors investigate and what heard from the president today, he said on the interview there, he didn't think would be cooperation from the assad government which suggests considerg to have to other options simultaneously. we know there have been meetings, there will be more at the white house. we know the administration has options it is considering, it considering, about what -- how to proceed but the verydent seems to be concerned about not only the u.s. pressure to lead but also public's desire not t
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the investigators, the actual territory is held, so ultimately, it will be the rebel forces who determine whether or not the you when inspectors have the access that they require. it is said that this now comes to old late. . we are hearing from the u.n. that they will, regardless, begin their investigation on moday. the united states has very little doubt that damascus was behind this chemical strike, and the intelligence is basing these claims on the number of reported deaths. we are hearing upwards of 100 people were killed, and also, they are basing the claims on the type of injuries and on eyewitness reports. these kinds of discussions are emerging as barack obama, the american president, talks about things with his security advisers and terms of an american response is, indeed, there has been the use of chemical weaponry. president obama has repeatedly said if a side uses chemical w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00am EDT
clinic. >> . >> they say they have been around 200 cholera deaths since the disease appeared. as a u.n. that flies over the funeral and nobody had idea how the out break started . as with many of the communities, death has become part of every day life. but that doesn't lesson the grief. [ cry ] >> his coffin carried up the mountain. his eldest leading the way. [ traditional singing ] >> they have been running for hours. the burial can take place. in villages across the country, this is the scene that's been playing and repeated thousands. this is the latest victim of a disease unknown in haiti two years . >> this death from cholera won't have any official statistics. there's health personnel who know about this or this is just one example of how the death toll from this is much higher than anyone knows. so as you just heard remote villages few people had any idea how this outbreak started even though there's over womening evidence that the disease was brought to haiti by u.s. peacekeepers. this is refuse tpweu is refusing to accept any responsibility for those deaths. >> explain to me
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
what the u.n. weapons inspectors inside syria say and they won't be finished with their work until saturday. simon mcgregor wood is in london. this is a vote, simon, which is a difference motion than cameron had hoped to approve. what do we expect to see in parliament? >> he's been knocked back from the original motion specifically tailored toward this fast track, if you like, forwarded military action. he's had to because of oppositions from the labor party, main opposition party and significant -- we're very skeptical about the time table to strikes against syria. tonight's vote, it will be much later this afternoon after what we expect to be a heated debate, will simply be -- >> all right, that was simon speaking to us from just outside the houses of parliament in london where members of parliament are convening in just about a half hour's time. i do apologize for that technical glitch with i'm son. >> in the united states, b. gave an interview to u.s. television. he said that he hadn't decided on whether to take military action. >> if in fact we can take limited, tailored appro
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilia civilians. >> reporter: our white house correspondent has more from washington on the domestic considerations the president has to consider. >> reporter: truly the president has not said that he thinks he needs congressional authority. there have been some members of congress who says he has to have permis
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am EDT
jazeera.com. >> u.n. weapons inspectors leave syria after investigating last week's chemical weapons attack, but the u.s. may not wait to hear their findings. >> obama: a lot of people think that something should be done. >> responses have been narrow and limited. >> hello and welcome, and you're watching al jazeera. also ahead six people die in protests in egypt. and in the democratic republic of congo, tensions are riding. >>> and a verdict is expected in the case of a minor and a fatal gang rape which has shocked the country. >> but first, th the last of the united nations' chemical weapons inspectors left syria. they drove across the border into neighboring lebanon. the 13-member team have been gathering evidence at the sites of last week's suspected chemical weapons attack. we're joined live from the crossing on the lebanon-syria record. zana, as we said, u.n. inspectors are out. they crossed into lebanon. what happens next? >> well, yes, they've crossed into lebanon. they've taken samples, evidence from rebel-controlled territories. they even visited a government hospit
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera. u.n. weapons inspectors are on the ground and under fire in syria. they're there to investigate claims of chemical weapons attacks. >>> wildfires are burning out of control in northern california. >> even though my daughter is in third grade i still walk her to school. >> violence and school closures for parents and sadly their children. >> snipers attack a team of u.n. inspectors on route to investigate a weapons attack in syria. they were shot by unidentified gunmen. no one was hurt. the team is now able to continue to the site in another vehicle. the u.n. says they visited two hospital and interviewed witnesses, survivors and doctors as well as collecting some samples. they're down now for the day. they have returned to their hospital. al jazeera's david jackson has been watching the events in syria from beirut, and david what is next for these inspectors? >> reporter: well, as you mentioned, dell, their day was cut short by the fact that the sniper attack happened at all. they had to turn around and go back again. they lost a little bit of preci
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> u.n. secretary general has asked them to wait before they report back to findings. and british are hitting the brakes forcing david cameron to push back on vote on military action at least a week. >> the well of public opinion was truly poisoned by the iraq episode and we need to understand the public's nepotism. >> and road blocks on the hill. tonight secretary of state kerry, hagel and others briefing congress on an unclassified call which senators from both parties say is not good enough. >> there are circumstances where presidents to avoid a catastrophe can act prior to congressional approval, but getting congressional approval is in my view constitutionally required. >> what is the strategy of the administrati administration? i certainly believe president obama should go to the american public. and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the president's national security team and clapper all brief members of congress. but there is strong push back because no details and some of the vacationing members are getting it on
LINKTV
Aug 27, 2013 5:30am PDT
minister addressed reports a short while ago and said the regime is cooperating with u.n. inspectors trying to determine if there have been chemical attacked in the war-torn country. the u.s. says there is undeniable evidence such attacks has taken place and is weighing a military strike against syria. he says that isn't justified and would serve the interest of al qaeda linked groups and israel. he denied the government tried to get rid of evidence of chemical weapons use. >> some people have said that the syrian armed forces have used chemical weapons. i have denied this in my conversation where mr. considerry and i would like to repeat that no state in the world would wish to use weapons of mass destruction against its own people. >> now, following that press conference with me a little earlier on. hello again. start off by taking us through the main points syria's foreign minister made. >> it was a categorical denial of all the accusations that western countries and other countries are throwing at the syrian regime. first of all in very deep and great detail he proved according t
LINKTV
Aug 23, 2013 5:30am PDT
those in handle those correctly and get them into a government lab as soon as possible. weaponshe u.n. inspectors have been in damascus on sunday and have been holed up in a four season ever censored all eyes are on them now as only they can confirm or deny whether chemical weapons were indeed used in the militia-held damascus suburbs. pressure is mounting. .> it is real crucial the international community is looking for their judgment upon which to base their actions. what is critically and valuable about the u.n. inspectors as they are seen as credible, that is also a plague on them because everyone is looking to them for their reports in their advice. that is a lot of pressure to be under. >> however, they have a limited mandate, which means they're powerless to travel the few minutes, drive to the scene of the alleged attack. you and secretary general ban ki-moon confirmed that the u.n. has submitted a formal request for access. efforts are hindered for a swift and devices investigation. >> allied russia has urged the syrian government to cooperate with the u.n. experts and allows
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
for buging? a new report says the nsa cracked videoconferencing system at u.n. and apparently that is not all. >>> plus jody arias is back before a judge. today we could learn when the retrial of the convicted killer's penalty phase will begin. >>> and there is talk about making an entrance? bandits storm a pawn shop. why what they got away with has police very worried. it is all happing right now. jon: good morning to you, with us today, is arthel neville. in for jenna lee. arthel: we'll start with this, jon. a-team of u.n. inspectors coming under sniper fire in damascus. a spokesman saying it happened while they were on their way to inspect the site where hundreds of people were killed in a reported chemical attack last week. for days syria wouldn't let the team go near the site. the government finally agreeing to allow the inspectors to visit that starting today but a senior u.s. official dismissed the offer as too late to be credible saying crucial evidence could have already been destroyed. leland vittert is live in jerusalem with more. leland? >> reporter: arthel, we're told in
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